Searching for relatives of John D Landers

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Hello, my name is Annabel. I am from Holland and I am on the search for living relatives of John Dave Landers and because there are many Landers mentioned on Wikitree, I was wondering if maybe there is a living relative among these members who can help me with information about John Landers, concerning the years right after the war before his second marriage with Kathryn of Glanbury.
John D. Landers was a Lt.Col. at the end of World War II and an ace in both the Pacific and Europe.

About John D. Landers
Born: 23 june 1920, Rextroat, Oklahoma
Parents: Obadiah Ray Landers and Mamie Legal Martin Landers
Sisters: Nell McLaurin of Cleburne
             Opal Vaughn of Sanger
in Genealogy Help by Annabel Junge G2G Rookie (250 points)
edited by Annabel Junge

Dear Annabel,

    Here is a likely USA census listing taken just before WWII.  If you research John's brother & sister, you may find more living relatives.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 22 November 2016), John D Landers in household of Obidiah R Landers, Joshua, Justice Precinct 3, Johnson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 126-16, sheet 5A, line 32, family 120, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4082.

Good luck!  -NGP

Dear Nanette,

Thanks for your suggestion and for the link! You are right, it is better to search through the siblings of John Landers.

1 Answer

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Photos and obituary of John Davis Landers

Not much is known about Landers' post-war life, except that he was in the construction management business and moved a lot. He moved to Granbury about 1979.

A year before his death, in 1988, John Landers gave a presentation before a meeting of the Granbury Radio Control Airplane Club and talked about some of his experiences.

John David's half sister, Opal Landers Vaughn, daughter's, obituary

Sister, Nell Landers McLaurin obituary - who died 3 years ago today..
by Charlotte Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (15.0k points)
edited by Charlotte Smith
Thank you, Charlotte, for this research!
You're welcome, I just provided a couple of obituaries.... hopefully they will lead you to what you are seeking..
Your links did indeed led to living relatives. I am grateful for your help!

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